Language, Discourse & Society

Dear Language, Discourse, & Society Contributors, Supporters, and Followers,

Our December 2019 issue on “Political Discourse and Historical, Colonial and Neo-Colonial Regimes of Power,” is delayed.

We have experienced some significant events that have caused this delay with the most substantial being the hacking of the journal website in September. While we had hoped to stay on track, the event had a momentous impact on our production schedule.

Most recently, we also experienced the death of one of the contributors to the December 2019 issue. Dr. Alba Zaluar, whose pioneering research on urban violence in Brazil leaves a legacy for social sciences in Brazil and globally.


We send our condolences to her family, friends, and collaborators.

LD&S looks forward to publishing this issue by the end of March.

Best wishes,

Natalie Byfield

Language, Discourse, & Society is an international peer-reviewed journal, focused on advancing sociological knowledge concerning language, face-to-face interaction, and other language-related social phenomena. It is the official journal of the International Sociological Association-Research Committee 25, Language and Society. Language, Discourse, & Society seeks to attract an international and interdisciplinary audience interested in the sociological development of language-related knowledge to better understand our complex social environment. Articles appearing in Language, Discourse, & Society analyze issues related to the structures of discourse, talk, text, language use, or communication and the relationship of these to social and cultural representations. The journal publishes articles that are theoretically and/or empirically driven, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies of language and text.

Language, Discourse, & Society is published twice annually (June and December) in electronic form, and it is open to articles dedicated to all aspects of sociological analyses of language, discourse and representation. The journal has an ISSN code (2239-4192). and it is listed in the most important databases of Open Access Journals.

Language, Discourse & Society can publish special issues about specific research themes. For these special issues, specific calls for papers will be announced. If you are interested in editing a special issue, contact the Journal Editor: Natalie Byfield, USA

Journal Editor

Natalie Byfield, St. John’s University, USA

Assistant Managing Editor

Dasharah Green, St. John’s University, USA

Editorial Board

Stéphanie Cassilde, Ronin Institute of Independent Research
Amado Alarcon, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Anna Odrowaz-Coates, Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland
Keiji Fujiyoshi, Otemon Gakuin University, Japan
Viviane Melo Resende, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Christian Karner, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Federico Farini, University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom
Nadezhda Georgieva-Stankova, Trakia University, Bulgaria
Trinidad Valle, Fordham University, USA
Maud Mazaniello-Chézol, McGill University, Canada

Editorial Advisory Board

Previous Editorial Boards can be found in each issue of the journal